Pluto no longer a planet

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  1. Steve Ridges

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    This announcement kind of annoyed me. So Pluto is not a planet now, and neither is it an asteroid, moon, or comet. So it's a nonentity? They should have come up with a new category before saying it's "none of the above".
     
  3. Steve Ridges

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    I think they're calling it a "dwarf planet". Sounds lame to me.
     
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    I feel older now too Steve. Wow. Didn't know that happened. Thanks for the info....[​IMG]
     
  5. Scott McGillivray

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    In the fine words of the characters from "Me, Myself & Irene":


    "Man, how the hell can they call Pluto a planet ?

    What motherfuckin' planet has an elliptical orbit ?

    Man, this shit don't make no sense."

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Ray Chuang

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    I think the discoveries of Sedna and 2003 UB313 (aka Xena) since 2000 clinched the deal for the IAU to no longer class Pluto as a normal planet.
     
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    It definitely does give you a creepy feeling inside.
     
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    It's about time. Never could stand that little bastard.
     
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    I'm 40 this year so I don't need this to feel old. [​IMG]

    Actually, I kind of like it when stuff like this happens. It means more and more discovery about the solar system (galaxy, universe...etc) around us. Besides, those Plutonians need to know their place anyway. Those puny little guys better keep their little short kids off my lawn too!! [​IMG]
     
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    but now what does that mean for my very eccentric mother? now what??!!!

    kevin t
     
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    Don't like this at all -- I wouldn't be upset, but if you've got your own moons, shouldn't you be considered a planet?
     
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    How about "small market planet"?

    In a related story, Lichtenstein is no longer considered a country.
     
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    As the ruling planet of Scorpio, I'll be interested in seeing what the astrologers have to say. [​IMG]
     
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    Well, I think Charon is actually part of the issue - IIRC, it's large enough relative to Pluto that it acts more like a binary object than a satellite.
     
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    I thought it was also called (planet X).
     
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    Pluto is NOT a dwarf planet, it is "Size Challenged."

    Since there seems to be some discrimination against Pluto, someone should call the IAASCP [Interplanetary Association for the Advancement of Size Challenged Planets]

    I haven's been able to sleep so far, and I am getting EXTREMELY silly at the moment.
     
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    Well one thing’s for sure we sure as hell can’t live on it, and even if it did have an atmosphere it’s so far out and would be very cold!
     
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    Looks like a new name a rechristening is in order to wrap the case up.

    I shall call it the planet with no name[​IMG]
     
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    Uh, all of them...

    And I thought they were calling it a Pluton.

    Brad
     

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